Mend & Sew

Learn the resourceful skills of mending and your own altering clothes


$5.00 – $77.00 per person



About this experience

This is an opportunity to learn the resourceful skills of mending or altering clothes by sewing. Got pants that are too long or too big? A ripped seam or worn out knees? Or perhaps you want to turn a dress into a skirt? Be resourceful and come along to learn how you can get more out of the clothes you love.

Please bring a project and matching thread if possible. We will provide sewing machines, needles, irons, scissors, some threads, etc


Bookings are Non-refundable 

If for any reason (this includes illness, COVID, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking


Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.

Your Host

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Diana Duncan has been one of our regular teachers at Rekindle since 2019. Her work is usually based on weaving with natural materials that can be found right here in Ōtautahi. However before she was introduced to weaving she studied fashion design technology and worked for several years in clothing repairs and alterations. Diana has always enjoyed working with her hands, problem solving and the thrill of making something new and functional again. She is keen to share her knowledge so that others can experience the pride and satisfaction that can come from taking care and making the most of the clothes they have.